Friday, Sept. 3 - Registration & Practice beginning at 9am
Saturday, Sept. 4 - Briefing 7am airport, Contest flights 8am
Sunday, Sept. 5 - Briefing 7am airport, Contest flights 8am, Awards ~6pm
It will be five category contest with a Four Minute Free category. We will hold a Happy Hour Awards ceremony with a hosted bar at Hangar 24 across the street from the airport. Food trucks/vendors will be on hand for lunches all three days.
The judging line will be located on the airport itself. REI has self-serve fuel and the lobby will be open for shade/AC during the day. We will follow any COVID guidance in place at the time, so be prepared to wear masks and social distance if required by the county.
Entry fee will be $250 and will include a contest t-shirt, poster, flight medals, trophies, and the awards happy hour. We plan to unveil a perpetual highest-scoring chapter trophy, the Redlands Aerobatic Cup.
Redlands Municipal Airport is tucked up against the mountains, providing usually calm winds for a 4500' x 75' runway. The airport management have experience with aerobatic events as the site of the Hangar 24 Airfest for several years and a long-standing aerobatic practice area to the northeast.
The contest box will be located directly north of the field and aligned with the runway. Please note that the traffic pattern will be switched via NOTAM to the south side of the airport over the city during the three days of the contest.
We are working on possible hangars, but can't promise at this time. Will share further details of logistics as we figure them out over the summer.
The contest hotel is the Ayres Hotel Redlands, which has generously provided a 20% discount on both single and double rooms. The room block IS limited, so do book in advance. Group code is 1367 (call them at (909) 335-9024) and takes effect Thursday if you need to arrive a day early.
Ayres Hotel Redlands
1015 W. Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: (909) 335-9024
GROUP CODE: 1367
We can't run a contest without our very valuable volunteers. To help everyone be more prepared we are building a Volunteering site section that will include things like job descriptions, corner boundary instruction and lessons on how to read Aresti, the language of aerobatics.
If you'd like to volunteer without competing in the contest, please sign up via the link below so we can expect you. THANK YOU!
Current parachute pack
Proof of insurance
Minimum $1M liability
Pilot certificate (license)
Current medical certificate
Current IAC member card
Make hotel & car reservations
Aircraft in annual
Bring logbook or copy
Navigation charts or device
Checkbook & cash
Freestyle forms signed - Bring
10 copies A, 15 of B&C
(Sportsman bring 20 A, 30 B&C)
Tool kit, oil
Fuel filler hose (Pitts types)
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen